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hurricane sandy, the people that live aalong the keystone pipeline. there are people across the country beginning to rebel against the huge fossil fuel development that is taking over their communities. i think that's the counterweight. it's going to come from the grassroots and demand -- it's going to end up in washington. >> i think that's the key point. you look at the history of environmental movements in this country. the american people including in red states have proved themselves willing over and over again to tax themselves to address current risks to their health, their children's health, their communities, their water supply, the air they breathe. the problem with climate to date is it's seen as a future risk, and it's coming forward. >> the politics also change -- you made this interesting point about the geography changing. we basically know how the senators from west virginia are going to vote on stuff that has to do with coal. democrat, republican, marxist, whatever. whoever you would elect from west virginia they're going to vote a certain way on coal. and the fact that
, for example, after katrina, just like after sandy up here in new jersey and new york, a city turned into the largest construction site in the world. right? an entire city. and what happened? workers who were sourced through temp agencies last year in our membership, their two-person household income was 7,500 a year. they are bargaining for higher wages and if they succeed, they will be earning 20 to $40 an hour in that industry. that will lift conditions. that will be the rising tide. >> but, look, unless that changes the share that has to come out of some other worker's pocket. that's where the union worker's wage came from, was from the minority. >> people -- minority made extraordinary less and that essentially -- >> let me say this. >> this is a -- in economics this is very old. in early stages whenever they would trade unions, there were people who said there's a fixed pot for a worker to get. those who make a union and get it will deprive others and radicals, of whom i'm a part, had to come in and say there's nothing fixed about what labor gets. and you need to understand tha
know and don't know about yesterday's shooting at sandy hook elementary school. we know that the gunman has been didn't fied as 20-year-old adam lanza who first killed his mother and went to a kindergarten class in the school where he worked killing 27 people. 20 children, six adults and himself. two handguns were found at the school as well as a semiautomatic rifle. law enforcement told officials that the gun was licensed to the gunman's mother. president obama will address the media in his weekly address. we'll have that later. but some hope that he might make an effort to tackle gun control for the first time. the shooting the deadliest in history as raised questions about the gun laws but also school security and preparation. we're going to msnbc's chris jansing who is outside of nowtown in connecticut this morning. chris, can you give us an idea of what we're learning, what new facts have we acquired? >> from the time, chris, went off the air last night, we saw a large exodus from the area around the school. we can stationed very nearby at the staging area which is in a local fireh
's a strong this week towards political action over gun safety over the shooting at sandy hook. senator feinstein says she will introduce a new bill to ban assault weapons and president obama proposed coming up with a set of concrete proposals and new york governor andrew cuomo said thursday he'll push for a new package of gun safety legislation including conmiss skags or mandatory sale of residents' guns to the state. that idea sounds impractical, consider that that was already done in australia. after a mass shooting in that country killed 35 people in 1996, australia's national firearms' act effectively banned assault weapons. the guns were banned and the buy-back program was kpucompuls. they decide after the law took effect the gun homicide rate in that country dropped by 42%. you should also know that 11 gun massacres occurred in the decade before awe stral yee national firearms act and there have been zero mass shootings since, according to the study published in 2009. of course, can that kind of proven policy response is not your thing, there's those like wayne la pierre that hav
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